Art & utopia

 
 
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A fascinating exploration of the utopian origins and tumultuous 130-year history of the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the world.
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthology of constructivist thought.
Wolfgang Scheppe - Taxonomy of The Barricade - Image Acts of Political Authority in Paris, May 1968
2021
English edition
Nero
forthcoming
An iconographic taxonomy of state and police visual control through almost 500 images from the May 1968 police archives in Paris, accompanied by an essay written by Wolfgang Scheppe.
Reiner Schürmann - Lire Marx
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Reiner Schürmann - Reading Marx - On Transcendental Materialism
2021
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Le parti du soleil : Charles Fourier, mille pensées pour l\'écologie
2020
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
Charles Fourier and ecology.
Ingo Niermann - Solution 295-304 - Mare Amoris
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Solution
Against globalization's noxious exploitation of maritime resources, Ingo Nierman provides new practical, technological, and metaphysical scenarios to renew the relationship between men and the sea.
These are Situationist Times! - An Inventory of Reproductions, Deformations, Modifications, Derivations, and Transformations
2020
English edition
Torpedo
An in-depth history of the landmark situationist international periodical edited by artist Jacqueline de Jong from 1962–67. This lavishly illustrated publication features many previously unseen archival material, historical texts and new commissioned contributions.
The Floor Is Uneven - Does It Slope?
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A multidisciplinary anthology—ranging from fiction and photography to academic essays—inspired by the provocative architectural theories of Madeline Gins and Arakawa.
Matt Lock - Suffering Vehicles
2019
no text
Nieves
A series of illustrations depicting automobiles set in a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the dystopian aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Fourier au Japon
2019
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
The reception of Charles Fourier's thought in Japan.
Wilfrid Almendra - Light Boiled like Liquid Soap
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Wilfrid Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper, plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.
Andrea Pichl -
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
New monograph: an overview of Andrea Pichl's sculptural, drawn and photographic work, with four essays.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Dans l\'orbe du surréalisme – Charles Fourier redécouvert – II. Si grand avec ses faucons et ses étoiles
2018
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
Second volume of a special issue devoted to the rediscovery of Charles Fourier's oeuvre by the Surrealists. This volume focuses on André Breton's passionate interest in Fourier, through correspondence (Pierre Naville, Georges Sirot, Jean Gaulmier, Émile Lehouck) and texts by Georges Bataille and Raoul Vaneigem.
Pierre-Jean Giloux - Invisible Cities
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
This first monograph accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolist utopist architecture movement, created in 1959 in Japan. The videos bring together several portraits of Japanese towns, combining digital images with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality.
Tacet - The sounds of Utopia
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tacet
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.
Revolution Every Day – A Calendar - 1917-2017
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This unique, small format companion to the exhibition “Revolution Every Day” is inspired by the tradition of Soviet tear-off calendars. The book has 365 calendar pages with daily entries featuring a range of images and texts drawn from primary and archival source materials that explore the historical and experiential dimensions of revolution. It presents short essays and original contributions from curators, artists, and scholars, and illustrations of all of the works in the exhibition.
Cahiers Charles Fourier
2017
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
Five articles (by René Schérer, Bernard Desmars et Daniel Chérouvrier, Nathalie Brémand, Hélène Guérin, Jérôme Duwa), an unpublished document (a letter from Fourier written in 1834) and a great number of reading notes which demonstrate the significant vitality of the research on Fourier, Fourierism, and utopia.
Mark Thomas Gibson - Early Retirement
2017
no text
Edition Patrick Frey
Mark Thomas Gibson questions the long-lost quest for utopia in the USA through a narrative that brings together the high and low visual languages of painting and comics.
À l\'Ouest toute ! - Travailleuses de Bretagne et d\'ailleurs
2017
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An account of a three-year research program focusing on working women's struggles in Britany: the publication provides an overview of the studies and artworks produced within the framework of the program, as well as extracts of lectures and a set of original archives.
Utopia/Dystopia
2017
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Companion book / reader to the eponymous exhibition at MAAT, Lisbon. It features previously unpublished essays on the ongoing transition from the notion of utopia toward its mirror image: dystopia.
Riccardo Giacconi - The Variational Status
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.
Philippe Cazal - Retour en avant
2017
French edition
Incertain Sens - Artist's books and editions
Eight slogans from the May 68 events in France, in duplex printing (artist's book).
Espace(s) - L\'espace, lieu d\'utopies
2017
French edition
Espace(s)
Observatoire de l'Espace / CNES - Espace(s)
“Space and utopia” issue.


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